Updated February 23, 2023 | By Wilson Kehoe Winingham staff
Dealing with insurance companies is not always pleasant. This can be especially true following an accident when you may be injured or dealing with newfound hardship. It is typical for insurance companies to reach out very quickly after an accident as this works to their advantage. The first settlement offer might not be the best for you, but the Indiana truck accident attorneys at Wilson Kehoe Winingham can provide the legal assistance you need throughout the settlement process.
While insurance companies may be very quick to offer a settlement following an accident, their first offer is rarely fair, or an offer that you’d want to accept. Insurance companies know victims of accidents are vulnerable and will initially offer them less than they deserve. It is best to first speak with an experienced accident lawyer before agreeing to any settlement offer. Your attorney will be able to review the following:
These key factors will allow your attorney to best advise you whether or not the settlement offer is worthy. Obtaining legal advice following an accident and before accepting a settlement offer is always recommended.
Following a truck accident where injuries were sustained, your first thought may not be the cost of those injuries. Each type of injury will vary in cost of medical expenses making it difficult to calculate. When evaluating your cost of injuries and damages, keep track of the following medical bills:
The attorneys at WKW can assist you in calculating additional damages such as financial loss or receiving compensation for punitive damages. When calculating costs and damages from your accident, you will have a better understanding of the compensation you deserve. It is important to be aware that if you accept an initial settlement offer from an insurance company, you may lose the option to ask for further compensation.
Determining who was responsible for an accident is a crucial part of your settlement offer. You should not accept a settlement offer if liability has not yet been determined. Your experienced truck accident attorney will work to determine who is liable for the accident. In the event of a truck accident, potentially liable parties include the following:
Following a case evaluation, your lawyer can understand and evaluate contributing parties to the accident in order to determine liability.
If you are questioning a settlement offer, we urge you to speak with the experienced attorneys at Wilson Kehoe Winingham. The Indianapolis lawyers at WKW can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
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